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Bulldog Track And Field Competes Well Against Tough Field At Whitworth Peace Meet

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information

SPOKANE, Wash. – After toughing out wet weather today, the Montana Western track & field team showed up well for the Whitworth Peace Meet today, recording numerous personal records.

The meet was highlighted by 10 personal records in the meet, with Kaden Hennessey and Olivia Heiner each breaking two of their own personal bests on the day.


Malia Cox battled in three different events today, including a 26th place finish in the women's 200m race for a time of 28.62 and a new personal record. She also competed in the women's long jump, placing 18th overall and high jump.

Brant Heiner and Carlin Onstad each competed in the men's 10,000m race. Heiner hit a personal best of 33:12.91 in the race and finished in 13th. Onstad finished in 17th with his own time of 36:32.08.

Bulldog throwers Layne Cooney, Carson Bain and Tad Tackes competed well in the tough field. Cooney's 39.96m throw was enough for a 13th place in the men's discus throw to lead the UMW pack. Bain and Tackes followed with a 32nd and 38th place finish in the event. In the shot put, Bain recorded a personal record of an 11.35m mark while placing 28th in the meet. Cooney finished just ahead in 25th and Tackes rounded out the group in 34th.

 In the women's 1500m race, both Olivia Heiner and Maddie Yakos broke their own personal records. Heiner finished in 34th overall with a time of 5:06.49. Yakos followed in 43rd with a time of 5:25.16. Heiner also competed in the women's 800m, recorded a personal best of 2:28.93. Yakos also competed in the 800m, finishing with a time of 2:44.03 and a 53rd place finish.

Four Bulldogs raced in the men's 800m. Drake Delude led the Bulldog men with a 36th place finish in the race after recording a 2:04.00. Brody Henry followed with a 2:04.68 for a 39th place finish.

Hennessey's personal record of 2:14.24 placed him in 48th and Landon Hayes rounded out the race in 50th after a time of 2:18.29.

Henry (40th, 4:22.19), Hayes (44th, 4:26.48), and Hennessey (51st, 4:47.66) also competed in the men's 1500m. Hayes and Hennssey each recorded new personal bests in the race.

Justene Santi competed in a pair of events for the Bulldog women, racing in the women's 3000m steeple and the women's 400m. She finished in 14th overall in the 400m with a 1:12.40. She also finished 12th in the steeple with a personal best time of 13:05.43.

Up Next

The Bulldogs return to Montana this week for the Fighting Saints Open. The event will begin on April 11 at Vigilante Stadium in Helena, Mont. Schedule of events will be released later this week.

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